Monthly Archives: August 2012

Olympic Glory and Atos (now there’s a mix!)

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I’m sure I can’t be the only one who has been inspired by the athletes at the Olympics.  I’d posted on Facebook how I sincerely hope my little girl is inspired by the women athletes in TeamGB, rather than the bubble-heads gracing our mainstream media on a daily basis.  It appears I am not alone in my sentiments as many people agreed with them and then I found this

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Picture from https://www.facebook.com/TheFitFarmsClub

 

Did anyone see the Dispatches programme regarding Atos and the DWP and their screening process for social security sickness benefits?  http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/articles/britain-on-the-sick-clips

I have one word – horrified – but sadly not surprised. 

I have been through the appeal process and it is demoralising, worrying and downright depressing – as the Dr involved in the training of new doctors at Atos points out the benefit was designed to get people off benefits…  What a sorry state indeed, let’s not tax the bankers but take benefits from those in society who really need it – great logic!  If you are interested in reading more, I found this

http://falseeconomy.org.uk/campaigns/item/anti-atos-alliance

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